Upcoming Sony Xperia Z1s (mini) gets sized with the Z1, starts a new rumor

Upcoming Sony Xperia Z1s (mini) gets sized with the Z1, starts a new rumor
We've been hot on the heels of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z1s for what seems like an eternity now, yet the promise of top-of-the-shelf specs in a compact body has kept us from faltering. Thankfully, it's payday today, as our perseverance has been rewarded with yet another nugget or two of information.

To start off the week in a proper fashion, the all-round intriguing Sony Xperia Z1s got snapped 'boasting' its compact proportions. The 4.3-incher, as you can see, has shrunken in size considerably, and should prove to be more compelling for all those of you who shudder at the thought of a 5-inch device. What shot the Z1s on our 'WANTED' list, however, is the fact that Sony, unlike its rivals, hasn't skimmed on the specs – it comes packing the mighty Snapdragon 800, along with 2GB of RAM and 20.7-megapixels of photo awesome.

By the way, the eagle-eyed among you may have caught a glimpse of IPS in the photo (the text), and are possibly scratching their heads, pondering. Apparently (according to the source of the snap), the Xperia Z1s may actually sport an IPS panel, different to the one found on the Xperia Z1. It goes without saying that this is just a rumor, and we've got no actual reason to suspect so at this point.

UPDATE: Added a second image showcasing the difference.

source: Digi-wo via XperiaGuide

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Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

So what, IPS panel is better than Triluminos display... Sony keep the price correct...

7. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

IPS panel is not better than Triluminos display. The ZU display clearly has far more vivid colours than the rest of the competition. It doesn't really matter too much though, but I do wish the Z1s had a slightly higher resolution, like 1440x900.

9. addicted2088

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

For an OS like Android, it's better to stick to standard resolutions, so 720p was a good bet. Not like Apple, who can afford custom resolutions more easily as they have only a few devices.

2. Lucas_kim

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

it is an ips display.. it will be awesome... ips display+triluminus display+ x-reality engine... it is perfect if it is a fhd resolution!!

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

FHD On 4.3 inch display will be not needed, 720p is more than enough, plus it will deliver high performance since it have much lesser pixel to deal with...

6. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

And of course less power consumption. If these specs are true, then this is going to kill every phone out there.

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

The perfect little beast.... 4.3 and 4.5 is perfect size for me... Nice...

18. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Yes, it's a awesome phone. For me this phone is near perfect. My only complain is about it's big bazel. Couldn't Sony cut those big bazel (on top and bottom) and make it even more compact.

20. yudi.nemesis unregistered

I think Sony is very capable to make bezelles phone but until this day i can't find any waterproof phone with bezelles body. From what i know Xperia UL is the most compact waterproof phone when it comes to bezels ratio. If you really need very compact 4.3 inch phone Droid Mini maybe good enough for you its very compact, splash proof and the specs is pretty good.

22. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Wow, i didn't now Xperia UL exist. Love Xperia UL. Gorgeous looking phone. That's the kind of design i'm looking for in Sony's phone. Design is very important to me and that's why i love Sony and HTC, they both create gorgeous looking phone. Hopefully Sony's 2014's flagship will look like xperia UL.

5. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

better if it has IPS maybe sony is learning finally

21. taikucing unregistered

that viewing angle... ouch, it hurts my eyes.

8. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

SAMSUNG AND HTC WATCH OUT :) Don't lower the specs on your "mini" devices.

11. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

I guess when it came to mini all other phone makers find it that you don't need a powerful processor to push that small screen and low screen resolution. I think the mini can appeal to those looking for an iPhone like design running android and just as powerful which is ok, but for me I'd hope they'd work more on the interface to give it more of an elegant design.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Not that interested in this device because Sony will make it too big for a 4.3 inch phone, have really bad viewing angles, or both if their last two handsets are any indication. However, I can't wait to see the look on the itards faces when this crushes the iPhone 5s in benchmarks. I would love to see them try desperately to grasp on to the A7 being superior to the S800.

19. yudi.nemesis unregistered

With 127 x 65 x 9.4 mm this phone is not the most compact 4.3 inch phone in the world but its not too big and the size is very reasonable since this phone also comes with S800, 1.2/3” camera sensor, 2300 mAh battery, and IP58. There is also many hands on videos on youtube that clearly show you that Xperia Z1f (Xperia Z1s japanese version) doesn't have problem with viewing angles.

12. spectrums

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

Tft Screen Display, Over Price :) Nosense :) Go Home Losser :)

13. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Go home illiterate, you are drunk.

14. bananana

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

how much did samsung pay you?

15. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I think they must learn him to speak first, then give him money to write these bullsh*ts for them. lol

23. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Hey man, u seriously need A DOCTOR..!!!!! u r tooo samsick........

17. starkiller306

Posts: 58; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

you guys are so late with this news.....

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